Department of Art & Design

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Fort Lewis College
Department of Art & Design

The Department of Art & Design views the study of art as an intellectual and creative enterprise.  The department’s program links interpretation, communication, and creative expression to the broader liberal education goals of the college.  The Art Gallery, an integral part of the curriculum, hosts diverse exhibitions and visiting artists to engage the campus community with the issues and ideas of contemporary art.  Students gain an understanding of art’s role and transformative power in the world at the same time honing skills in visual communication and creative problem solving.